Stephanie Dagg is a writer and book reviewer who lives in England with her family and her llamas. I'm all for a book reviewer who gives me the opportunity to post a picture of llamas!

Gift of the Phoenix Book Review and Interview

Stephanie Dagg over at Books Are Cool just posted a fantastic review of Gift of the Phoenix. Here’s an excerpt:

“This is an incredibly impressive book that grips you from the very start, where we meet Nashua who is taking part in the ceremony to receive the gift of the phoenix. However, it goes terribly wrong but Nashua manages to salvage something from the ashes. It’s not until twelve hundred years later that she is able to pass on these items to three men, strangers to begin with, whose job it now becomes to protect the phoenix and their land from great evil. There is plenty of action in the story, some wonderful characters and magical, atmospheric settings. Donna has created a fascinating realm in this story which, even if you don’t consider yourself a fantasy fan, you’ll definitely enjoy.”

Wow! Thank you!

She asked if I would do an interview with her, which I was happy to do. Go here to find out what inspired me to write Gift of the Phoenix, what I’m working on now, and where I’d like to be most (when I can’t be writing).

Here’s a snippet from the interview:

Which character from the book are you most like? Janus? Corren? Aradia? Marcellus?

That’s a tough one. There are things I share in common with many of the main characters, but they also have key aspects of their personalities that differ from mine. One person did tell me she thinks I’m like Janus. I suspect it’s because Janus is stubborn and competitive, however I’d rather think it’s because Janus is a strong heroine who rocks the house. :)

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